The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Riley Burk on winning FFA team 03.10.2010

Written by David Green.

Two LISD TECH Center FFA teams will advance to the state competition following the regional contests last month at Blissfield High School.

Morenci’s Riley Burk is one of the members of the Greenhand Conduct of Meetings team comprised of ninth and tenth grade students from the LISD TECH Center Natural Sciences evening class. The team placed first in the region. The Parliamentary Procedure team finished second.

The regional competition included teams from Jackson, Hillsdale, Washtenaw, Monroe and Lenawee counties.

The Greenhand Conduct of Meetings Team and the Parliamentary Procedure Team will demonstrate their skills in front of hundreds of their peers at the State FFA contests this week at Michigan State University.

In addition to Burk, other members of the Greenhand team are Lydia Daisher, Onsted; Abby Carpenter, Madison; Katie Ercolino, Onsted; Brianna Henry, Onsted; Josh Hassenzahl, Britton; and Craig Trombley, Britton High School.

Other competing teams

Parliamentary Procedure, 2nd place gold: Kyle Tanner, Madison; Alexandra Mahrle, Clinton; Tedd Bergeron, home school; Jacob Halsey, Madison; Anthony Finkbeiner, Clinton; and Michelle Curtis, Tecumseh.

Agricultural Issues Forum, 3rd place gold: Allison Pape, Madison; Emily Kutzley, Morenci; Cortney Lockwood, Morenci; Jennica Warner, Onsted; and Jared Shepherd, Onsted.

Demonstration, 4th place gold: David Stutzman, Morenci; Bryce Downard, Tecumseh; Kelby Alcock, Sand Creek; John Wielfaert, home school.

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